Hollywood Reacts to Deadly Las Vegas Shooting, Sending Prayers and Calling For Stricter Gun Control Laws
More than 50 people were killed and over 400 were injured in Las Vegas on Sunday night in what’s being called the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.
Around 10:00 p.m. Pacific Time a gunman began firing shots into the crowd at the Route 91 Harvest Festival, a three-day country musical festival, as headliner Jason Aldean performed. Approximately 22,000 people attended the concert, according to Huff Post. The shooter, since identified by CNN as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, fired from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. The gunman killed himself inside the hotel room as police arrived where they found at least 10 firearms, including “long rifles.”
In the hours since the deadly shooting, Hollywood, along with those in the country music industry, has reacted to the horrific incident. Julianne Moore, Ava DuVernay, Stephen King, Kerry Washington, George Takei, and Lin-Manuel Miranda, among others, have taken to Twitter to send prayers to Las Vegas and call for stricter gun control laws.
Our thoughts are with Las Vegas.